HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4710, by Representatives Hine, Grant, Heavey, Valle, Leonard, Holland, Forner, Morton, G. Fisher, Prentice, Kremen, Braddock, Spanel and Anderson


     WHEREAS, Some recent scientific studies suggest a possible link between exposure to electric and magnetic fields and human health effects; and

     WHEREAS, There has been increasing public attention and concern about possible health effects from electric and magnetic fields (EMF); and

     WHEREAS, Electricity is essential to the productivity, health, and security of all people in the United States; and

     WHEREAS, It is recognized that there is a clear need for a solid scientific basis for decision making on the EMF issue, particularly with respect to the confident establishment of standards for field strength exposures; and

     WHEREAS, It is also recognized that individual states and local jurisdictions do not have the resources to conduct thorough and conclusive scientific research on the health effects of EMF; and

     WHEREAS, It is in the nation's best interest to address the possible health effects of EMF on a national basis, through research conducted by an independent institution with a credible track record in public health research;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives support any efforts by the Congress of the United States to provide, alone or in conjunction with other public and private entities, additional funding to expand and accelerate a national research program to address and resolve the growing concern about possible health effects from electric and magnetic fields and that the House of Representatives support a research program overseen by an independent advisory board consisting of top-level officials from federal agencies, state health departments, and public utility commissions.


     I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

     Resolution 4710 adopted by the House of Representatives

                         June 19, 1991.




       Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives